Chairmen named for United Way Wine & Gourmet Tastings

In this Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 photo provided by the United Way of SD&G, Karen and Ray Brunet are announced as the event co-chairs for an upcoming wine and food event for the United Way. (United Way of SD&G via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Local business owners Karen and Ray Brunet have been selected as the co-chairmen for the fifth annual United Way Wine & Gourmet Tastings Event.

The announcement by the United Way of SD&G was made Tuesday during the agency’s Summer Patio Party.

Angie Baker with the organizing committee said they were grateful the couple agreed to step into the role for the next three years.

The Brunets are happy to be on board.

“We are honoured to support United Way and the impact this organization has in our local community,” Brunet said. “We live, work and raise our family here so it’s important to us to work with an organization that is helping people right here in a community we are proud to call home.”

Ray Brunet is one half of Ray-Jans Construction while Karen Brunet is managing director of iKare.Med Inc. – an environmentally-friendly maker of incontinence devices.

Karen has been a director of the wine and gourmet tastings event since 2013.

The event will be held at Nav Center on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. This year’s theme is True North Strong and Free – recognizing Canada 150.

Tickets will be on sale starting Sept. 15 at the United Way of SD&G.